Dewey H. Dean
February 26, 1943 – January 2, 2020
Dewey Henry Dean, 76, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 2, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Melissa of the home; sons, Brian (Stephanie) of High Point and Christopher of Akron, OH; five grandchildren, Alex, Kelsy, Jack, Lucy and Olivia Dean. Also surviving are three sisters; Barbara Andrews, Mildred Privette and Judy Fisher; one sister-in-law, Marie Rorrer of Virginia. He also will be deeply missed by his best friend and constant companion, Emma. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m.
- A Gathering of family and friends Sunday, December 22, 2019
Dewey H. Dean
January 19, 2020
Dad, I never thought I would be saying what I have to say so soon after I saw you and said what would be my final goodbyes to you that morning. I am your son, and you were and will always be my dad. I learned so much from you in my lifetime, but I wanted to learn much more, and that I will not be able to now. There are so many memories that you and I made together, that would take me years to tell, but the ones from my last visit I will hold onto tightly for the rest of my life.
I knew that my trip home this time for Christmas was a special occasion for the family, especially since everyone was so worried about me, and how I would handle the trip. I remember when I walked into the back door, and saw your face, the sight of you smiling at my arrival did not go unnoticed by my eyes, for I knew that you were so worried about me, as you always were with my being so far away from everyone else. I love that fact that my last words to you were that I would see you again soon and that I Loved You, for I really meant it.
I will always cherish my life with you, and especially for the memories I have, such as listening to music on weekends, playing games as a family, listening to your stories about your childhood, playing baseball for you, working on projects with you, so many things I learned from you that I just wish I could have been as knowledgeable as you.
I may have taken a different path in life than anyone expected, but you walked that path with me, often guiding me with your wisdom, and I hope that your spirit will continue to help guide me through this path in the future. You were not only my father, my teacher, but most importantly dad, you were my hero. I hope that I can continue to make you proud of me.
I Love You Dad, and I miss you. Until we see each other again. Your little boy will miss you, but you will always be with me in spirit, and most of all, in my heart.
January 18, 2020
Dewey, words could never express how much I miss the fun times we have had and the laughter you have brought to me and so many others. You taught me so much for which I will be forever grateful. I looked to you as a "Brother that could do anything". You were always there to help me do anything I asked you to, and I always tried to pay attention and steal some of your knowledge. Like your sister Barbara said, you might be out of sight, but will never be out of our minds. So blessed and proud to call you my Brother, even though when we were growing up you tried to pull my hair out when you had the wire brush on the end of a drill and put it in my hair. Guess you figured I needed a new hairdo!! Like the Josh Groban song says "A breath away's not far to where you are". I love and miss you until we meet again. Your sister Pootknocker!! (The nickname only you would give me)
January 15, 2020
My beloved brother, my world will never be the same without you. The tears I have shed, and still do, could "float a kayak"!! You understand that, don't you? Our many years as family and all the good times we had will never be forgotten. You were always waiting to catch me doing or saying something stupid that you would never ever let me forget. I will miss that. Even though you are out of sight, you will never be out of mind. Some day, we will be together again and, until then, my love for you and my memories will have to be enough. Barbara
January 6, 2020
Many wonderful meals have been shared around your dinner table. The stories told, the laughter shared, bring such fond memories.
Rest in peace, Uncle Dewey. You have earned your rest, good and faithful servant.
With much love,